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Students and Research Projects Guided

North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, USA

Igathinathane Cannayen 


Manlu Yu; Ph.D. Candidate; Characterization of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Storage and Preprocessing Energy; 8/2010-8/2014; Major advisor


Dr. Jiacheng Shen; Research Specialist; 1/2014-2/2015; Major advisor

Dr. Anand Kumar Pothula; Research Associate; 4/2013-9/2014; Major advisor

Visiting scholars 

Haregot Zerom; Masters; The Wageningen University, The Netherlands; 5/2012- 8/2012; Major advisor

Santiago Molteni; Masters; Universidad Tecnológica Nacional Sarmiento, Argentina; 10/2011-11/2011; Co-advisor

Graduate students – committee member

Nurun Nahar, Ph.D., Environmental & Conservation Sciences, Start 8/2013

Ridhima Katyal, Masters, Agri. Business & Applied Economics, Start 5/2013

Juan Vargas-Ramirez, Ph.D., Ag. & Biosystems Engineering, Start 2/2013

Binod Rijal, Masters, Ag. & Biosystems Engineering, Graduated 10/2012

Senior design projects

Joshua Feil, Blake Wagner, and Ethan Liebswager;  - Energy Beets Preprocessing for Biofuels Production; Fall 2011; Ag. & Biosystems Engineering - Project Co-collaborator

Sandeep Loi  and Nipurn C. Sharma; Biochar Bench Scale Type Production Unit; Fall 2010; Ag. & Biosystems Engineering - Lead Project

Mississippi State University, Mississippi, U.S.

  1. Simulation of Sieve Analysis of Ground Biomass by Machine Vision and Experimental Verification – Thrinadh Yalamanchili– Graduate student – Capsule project (2007)
  2. Image Processing for Biomass Size Distribution and Anatomical Components Identification* - ImageJ plugin development - Shireesha Methuku – Graduate student - Capsule project (2007)
  3. Surface Area Determination for Size Reduced Biomass Particles*  “Surface area of ground biomass” - Wei Lin, Ph.D. Student – Research course (2007)
  4. Rapid Cutting Energy Measurement using Digital Torque Wrench* - Drew Massey – Undergraduate student - Capsule project (2007)
  5. 3D Laser Scanning Methodology for Mass Properties of Biomass Materials** - Drew Massey – Graduate student – Capsule project (2009)

* Co Investigator – Dr. Lester Pordesimo
** Major Advisor – Dr. Jeremiah Davis

College of Agrl. Engineering, Bapatla, India

  1. Drying of Raw and Ripe Banana – Equipment and Product Development (1993-94)
  2. Study of Some Physical Properties of Food Grains* (1993-94)
  3. Mathematical Modeling of Single Layer Drying of Ripe and Raw Banana Slices (1994-95)
  4. Development of Multi-Nozzle Boom Attachment* (1994-95)
  5. Design and Development of High Capacity Multi-Crop Flexible Type Thresher (1995-96)
  6. Design and Testing of Multi-Nozzle Wheel Barrow Sprayer* (1995-96)
  7. Design and Development of Manually Operated Flexible Multi-Crop Grader for Fruits and Vegetables (1996-97)
  8. Design and Development of True Volume Measurement Device for Granular Materials (1997-98)
  9. On the Development of a Simple Viscosity Measurement Technique Using Standard Burette for Liquids (1997-98)
  10. Design, Development and Evaluation of Simplified Discharge Equation Weirs (1998-99)
  11. Development of Interactive Computer Software for the Design and Graphics of Farm Storage Structures (1998-99)
  12. Studies on Drying Characteristics, Mathematical Modeling and Thermo-Densification Process of Red Chillies (1999-00)
  13. On the Development of Photovoltaic Leaf Area Meter (2000-01)
  14. Visual Basic Software for the Determination of Leaf Area (2001-02)

* Joint guidance

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